Affordable Developments

Valencia Vista Apartments

Affordable Housing Projects

The affordable communities noted below are a representative selection of those funded by the County of San Bernardino. An exhaustive listing of affordable communities in San Bernardino County is geographically represented in the Affordable Housing Map and listed in the Housing Directory.

18028 and 18030 Valley Blvd., Bloomington

This community incorporates a new 6,500 square foot library into the development.  The community is intergenerational with 70 senior units built above and around the library.  The senior component offers one-bedroom apartments to seniors 55 and older.  The family component consists of 120 units of family housing.

Bloomington

Bloomington

950 N. Valencia Avenue, San Bernardino

Valencia Vista consists of 75 affordable family apartments.  Unit sizes range from one-bedroom to four-bedrooms.  The development has an interactive music-themed educational playground, a small amphitheater and a 2,200 square foot community center.  The development was completed for occupancy in 2016.

Valencia Vista Apartments in San Bernardino

25281 Van Leuven Street, Loma Linda

This community is currently under construction.  At completion it will have a total of 86 affordable apartments, of which 50 are designated for veterans who have been homeless or are at-risk of homelessness.  A variety of supportive services will be provided for the veteran residents in collaboration with the Loma Linda Veterans Affairs Healthcare System.  The community is scheduled to open for occupancy in spring 2018.

Loma Linda Veternas Village

12279 3rd Street, Yucaipa

Horizons at Yucaipa is an affordable senior housing community for persons 55 years and older.  The development consists of 50 one- and two-bedroom apartments.  In addition to Lillian Court, it is the newest senior community having opened for occupancy in April, 2017.

Yucaipa

Yucaipa

7807 and 7833 Juniper Avenue, Fontana

The Siena Apartments were completed in 2016 and feature 54 affordable family units, consisting of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and two recreational/community buildings.

Siena Apartments in Fontana

Siena Apartments 2

Developer Resources

Community Development and Housing works in partnership with developers and cities throughout the County.  Currently the primary funding available for the development of affordable housing is HOME funds.

A CHDO is a Community Housing Development Organization organized under state or local law, as a non-profit with the purpose of providing affordable, decent housing to low- and moderate-income persons.  Under the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) regulations the County will reserve 15% of its HOME allocation for investment in housing owned, developed or sponsored by CHDOs.  Certification of a CHDO is subject to applicant eligibility pursuant to 24 CFR Part 92.2, funding availability and immediate need for housing.

The County does not administer an open Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) application as CHDOs are selected on a project-specific, funding-specific basis. The CHDO selection process is facilitated in coordination with the NOFA (Notice of Funding Availability) process and evaluated as part of that process.  For more information about CHDO requirements, please review the current application and instructions or contact Community Development and Housing at (909) 387-4389. To receive notifications and information regarding NOFA releases and funding opportunities, please sign up with the County’s electronic procurement system (EPro) to register as a vendor and periodically check our website for updates.

State and/or Federal funds are often incorporated into the development of affordable housing projects. As a result, developers must comply with funding-specific labor compliance requirements.

Know The Rules

The Community Development and Housing Department (CDH) provides funding for construction projects that may require the payment of prevailing wage. On prevailing wage projects, a web-based, electronic certified payroll tracking system has been implemented to monitor compliance of Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA).  In addition to DBRA compliance, the system monitors, tracks and provides all required U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reports and any semi-annual and ad-hoc reports for socioeconomic programs.

The DBRA requires all contractors and subcontractors performing work on federal or District of Columbia construction contracts or federally assisted contracts in excess of $2,000 to pay their laborers and mechanics not less than the prevailing wage rates and fringe benefits for corresponding classes of laborers and mechanics employed on similar projects in the area.

Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 provisions are required for projects funded through Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and other HUD programs. The purpose of Section 3 is to ensure that employment and other economic opportunities generated by certain HUD financial assistance shall, to the greatest extent feasible, and consistent with existing Federal, State and local laws and regulations, be directed to low- and very low-income persons, particularly those who are recipients of government assistance for housing, and to business concerns which provide economic opportunities to low- and very low-income persons. CDH policy requires contractors to demonstrate Section 3 has been met on projects that are applicable to Section 3 requirements. CDH has partnered with the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino and the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Department in an effort to provide developers and contractors a supportive resources and assistance with projects subject to Section 3 requirements. Parties interested in more information on Section 3 or to obtain Section 3 Certification can do so by visiting HUD’s Section 3 Website here or by calling the number below.

Contact Information:

Rebecca Sanabria
Housing Project Manager
(909) 387-4398
rebecca.sanabria@cdh.sbcounty.gov

To receive notifications and information regarding NOFA releases and funding opportunities, please sign up with the County’s electronic procurement system (EPro) to register as a vendor and periodically check our website for updates.